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All batteries contain hazardous substances and should not be disposed of in your general waste bin.
Household batteries (including mobile phone batteries) can be recycled at any Battery World outlet. Your nearest Battery World outlet is located at 74 Old Cleveland Road Capalaba QLD 4157. To find other Battery World outlets near you visit: http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/batteries/RedlandQLD. Here customers can recycle their old batteries for free.
To avoid having to dispose of your household batteries as well as save you money you can consider purchasing rechargeable batteries and battery rechargers. Next time your remote control runs out of battery reach for the recharger not the battery shelf.
Batteries (car batteries)
Car batteries can be recycled free of charge at Birkdale, Redland Bay, Macleay Island, Russell Island, North Stradbroke Island Waste Transfer Stations. For more information see ‘cars’.
Books, including novels, textbooks, etc can be reused or donated to charity. See ‘donating goods’ for more information.
Books – telephone directories
Telephone and business directories can be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.
Plastic bottles can be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin. Remove lids prior to disposal and place them along with the bottle in the recycle bin. Squash bottles where possible to make more room in the recycling truck.
Glass bottles can be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin. Remove lids prior to disposal and place them along with the bottle in the recycle bin.
If you have any excess plastic or glass bottles you can take them to Birkdale, Redland Bay, Stradbroke Island Waste Transfer Stations free of charge.
Remove plastic and steel bottle tops from their container and place them in your recycle bin.
The reason that bottle tops need to be separated from the container is due to the sorting facility where our recyclables go. The lid of the bottle is typically made from a different material, so by separating the lid from the container, both items can be recycled. There is no need to remove the plastic ring from around the plastic bottle as the sorting facility has machinery that can do this for you.
Bubble wrap can’t be recycled at this time and so has to be disposed of in the green lid waste bin. However you could choose to either reuse this product for another day or some schools and kindergartens accept clean bubble wrap for class projects. Call ahead to find out what is accepted.
Building materials (including bricks or rubble)
Birkdale and Redland Bay transfer stations accept residential quantities of bricks and rubble. Commercial operators can dispose of builders waste at Giles Road on Mon/Tuesday only. Contact RedWaste for more information on 1300 362 036.